Southeast Essex Group

The Southeast Essex group meets at the Wickford Cafe, 3-5 The Broadway, Wickford SS11 7AD every Sunday at 9.15am, ready to ride at 9.30am, unless otherwise stated.

Contact: John Steer: or 01702 529638.

We normally leave Wickford in two groups: one group rides at an average speed of about 12mph, and the second group goes more slowly and on a more direct route to the café stop, where both groups meet. After the café stop, there is usually only one group going on to the lunch stop. We ride at the speed of the slowest rider and if you get a puncture, someone will stop to help you. We are a non-competitive “leisure for pleasure” group. Riders not intending to go onto lunch after elevenses will be able to return to the starting point by joining the returning group led by an experienced leader.

Club Nights are held twice a month [currently cancelled]. Contact John Steer for details of the venue, date and time.

Coronavirus update 18/9/20: Group size is limited to 6. If more than 6 riders arrive at the start, then two or more groups must be formed.


DateElevensesLunch Destination
Lordship Tea Rooms
Littley Green,
Resourceful Barge Tea Rooms
Little Braxted,
Green Man.
Recess Cafe
Leather Bottle.
Little Baddow,
General's Arms.
Tea Rooms
West Hanningfield,
Three Compasses.
Secret Garden Tea Rooms,
Writtle Road.
Mill Green,
Viper (TBC)
8/11/20Hatfield Peverel,
D's Diner
Stow Maries,
Prince of Wales.

Sunday Rides

In the Winter months, rides normally go ahead weather permitting. Please bring with you at least one spare inner-tube appropriate for your wheel size, plus tyre levers.

Mid-week rides

Wednesday at 10am for 10.15am start from Rettendon (Buckhatch Garden Centre, E Hanningfield Rd, Chelmsford CM3 8EW ) for a ride to either a café or pub for lunch. Destination decided on the day. In the Winter months, rides normally go ahead weather permitting.

Two members of the Southeast Essex Group ascend Brock Hill, just outside Wickford.
En route to Sandon.
Autumn Lanes